Welcome to Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya and also the biggest city in the country. Welcome to the bustling economic, political and administrative hub of Kenya, and headquarters of many international aid agencies.
SAFARIS START FROM THE AIRPORT
Bustling, noisy and perpetually on the go, Nairobi is the gateway to the country’s attractions. Leave the city mayhem for the tranquillity of the Central Highlands, the Rift Valley and northern and western Kenya.
Start your safari upon arrival from the Jomo Kenyatta International airport with a road transfer directly to the lodge. Most visitors spending a night in Nairobi before departing on their safaris leave from Wilson airport, the second domestic airport in Nairobi.
WHERE TO STAY
Choose from a wide selection of Nairobi hotels if you are passing through the city en route to enjoy an exciting safari. Choose a boutique hotel in the city’s peaceful suburbs. A sharp contrast to the chaos of city centre.
Enjoy world class service and fine cuisine during your stay in these upmarket accommodation options. Nairobi has many internationally represented brands of hotels as well as unique ones. None more famous than Giraffe Manor.
THINGS TO DO
Kenya’s capital offers an effervescent nightlife with various bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Meat lovers will rejoice at a firm favourite, the Carnivore Restaurant where every meat dish conceivable is served.
Take in some game viewing at Nairobi National Park about 7 km from the city. Explore the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum (of Out of Africa fame) and the Kenya Railway Museum.
WHEN TO VISIT
Nairobi is pleasant all year round. But it is best to visit during the drier months from June through to October.